Derek Partridge (born 29 June 1935) is a British television presenter, spokesman and voice-over artist, formerly a film and TV actor.
Partridge's father was a diplomat in the British Foreign Service.
In the 1960s, Partridge appeared in a numerous television series and films, including in the 1968 Star Trek episode "Plato's Stepchildren" as Dionyd.
In the 1970s Partridge moved to Rhodesia and presented a number of programmes for Rhodesian Television (RTV), including the popular shows Frankly Partridge and The Kwhizz Kids. He also was employed as a news anchor for RBC. During his time in Rhodesia, Partridge also wrote extensively, including publishing the books Thought-Provoking Thoughts About Living and Rhodesia – As It Really Is, which was later republished under altered titles, and a weekly column in Rhodesia's TV Guide.
In the 1980s Partridge appeared in a number of films and television episodes, including a leading role in the 1981 film Savage Harvest.
Partridge narrated the documentary Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn sixty-five years after the downing of BOAC Flight 777, a passenger plane which was shot down by Nazi war planes killing all aboard including actor Leslie Howard. Partridge was a child at the time, and had given up his seat, along with that of his traveling companion, on Flight 777 to let Howard fly in their place.Film
Incident at Midnight (1963)
King & Country (1964) - Captain Court Martial
The High Bright Sun (released as McGuire, Go Home! in the US) (1964) - MP Corporal (uncredited)
The Murder Game (1965) - Police Sergeant
Thunderball (1965) - Vulcan Navigator Plotter (uncredited)
Where the Spies Are (1965) - Duty Officer
The Killing of Sister George (1968) - Personal Manager (uncredited)
The Ivory Ape (1980) - Aubrey Range
Savage Harvest (1981) - Derek
My Tutor (1983) - Waiter
The Down Home Alien Blues (2012) - Captain Pietr
Dearly Departed (2013) - Cedric Longfellow
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2016) – Narrator